1. tallist_1's Avatar
    I can't get government alerts on my iphone 5 for T-Mobile. The toggles (weather and amber) are on but I'm just not getting the messages
    06-04-2013 09:43 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Those alerts are not going to be seen every week - or every month for that matter... they are only used in the most serious of circumstances... like tornado/hurricane/blizzard warnings... and presidential messages in the event of civil emergency - and the Amber Alerts... those will be dependent upon the issuing agencies being fully trained on the use of the systems involved in generating the messages and being granted permission to use them. So if you're not getting them - chances are, there haven't been any issued in your area yet - or, in the case of Amber Alerts - no jurisdiction able to issue them have been cleared to use the system.
    06-04-2013 09:53 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    06-05-2013 09:00 AM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    Some of mine and other colleagues devices get them, then some don't... All the same carrier, device, etc....
    06-05-2013 09:07 AM
  5. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    I actually got to experience these for the first time last week when my area had a couple of Tornado warnings. If you ever get one, you had better hope you don't have your phone close to your ear (other than being on a phone call as they're muted if you are) because man, the sound that comes along with the WEA alerts is LOUD.
    06-05-2013 09:16 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I actually got to experience these for the first time last week when my area had a couple of Tornado warnings. If you ever get one, you had better hope you don't have your phone close to your ear (other than being on a phone call as they're muted if you are) because man, the sound that comes along with the WEA alerts is LOUD.
    AMEN to that..(laughing)...The first time I experienced the alert with my then-iPhone 4S, it scared the crap out of me.
    06-05-2013 09:32 AM
  7. TurboTiger's Avatar
    AMEN to that..(laughing)...The first time I experienced the alert with my then-iPhone 4S, it scared the crap out of me.
    Same here brother.
    Good Luck
    06-05-2013 10:03 PM
  8. tallist_1's Avatar
    I understand that they will only be seen for something really major but there have been tornado watch warnings and I didn't receive an alert even though other people have been getting it on their phones. It's frustrating because something like that u wanna know for sure. T-Mobile has no clue why it's not happening
    06-08-2013 03:36 AM

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